Dubai, UAE, 25 September 2018: Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP (Fragomen) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC UK), the UK member firm of the PwC network,* today announced an agreement to enter into a strategic alliance to provide enhanced global mobility tax and immigration services to clients and their cross-border employees. While both organizations will maintain and grow their respective global immigration practices, this agreement will give them the ability to come together to provide integrated services to their respective clients to bring a more connected service in the global mobility ecosystem.
Cross-border employee mobility is developing dramatically with frequent business travel replacing traditional, long-term assignments and relocations. In addition, the geopolitical landscape makes immigration increasingly challenging. This is creating new compliance challenges for organizations as governments begin to track tax and immigration requirements on a more integrated basis.
“We are proud of our global immigration practice, which covers more than 170 countries. Making our joint immigration teams available to clients, particularly in the US, will provide an even deeper level of local insight in these challenging markets,” said Julia Onslow-Cole, Head of PwC's global immigration practice. “The PwC and Fragomen alliance will also facilitate more strategic, global insights on the impact of government policies on both corporate immigration and mobility.”
“Immigration strategy and compliance has never been more important in the mobility environment. Clients seeking aggregated legal, tax and mobility services will get best-in-class services by working with Fragomen and PwC,” stated Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., Chairman of the Executive Committee for Fragomen, whose firm has more than 50 offices in over 25 countries, including 16 offices across the USA. “Our immigration expertise, coupled with PwC's professional services offerings, will give clients an unparalleled opportunity to benefit from a unique collaboration that will help them better manage mobility and mitigate risk in a fast-changing compliance environment.”